Stop me if you’ve heard this one before; you meet in a tavern…. Today on the Roleplaying Exchange we discuss atypical ways to play tabletop games.
Areas of Discussion: Typical vs. Atypical scenarios, what makes a scenario atypical, framing, player by-in, Prey, Bat Man Arkham City, Far Cry 5, Confused Bi-Product of a Misinformed Culture
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With the Maker dead and Punch the Maker-Killer rising to power, it is up to three brave puppets to rise up and save the day.
Adam – El Centro
Darth – The Nutcracker Prince
Sean – Gobble De the Shadow Puppet
Unknown Armies is “An occult game about broken people conspiring to fix the world.” Need more? Well you’re in luck, the broken people over at the Roleplaying Exchange are here to help. In this episode, we explore the setting and mechanics of Unknown Armies.
Areas of Discussion: Unknown Armies, The Cat Lady, Warriors, Flavortown, Statosphere
Have you ever found your mind wandering while at the table? Does your podcasting co-host constantly play with his fidget spinner while you’re recording? If so then this is the RPX episode for you. Join us as we discuss techniques to both plays and game master focus at the table.
Areas of Discussion: being an active player, note taking, including all player characters in on the action, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Evil Within 2 (and Noah’s Twitch stream), and a few other things we got distracted and forgot to mention.
Adam and Patrick sit down to talk about their upcoming trip to Gen Con 50 while Chris sulks in the corner.
Area of discussion: Gen Con, Planning for Gen Con, Fun Things to do while at Gen Con. Persona 5, Tim Power’s On Stranger Tides, Edgar Cantero‘s Meddling Kids: A Novel, Knifepoint Horror podcast, and Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities.
The sleepy little town of Innsmouth is under attack by a dark force, something that has plagued humanity for years, targeting the hungry and poor: gentrification. Artists, socialites, and tastemakers are flocking to the seaside village, flooding the street with fixie bicycles and artisan coffee shops. But little do these hipsters know, something older resides in Innsmouthsburg, and the call haunts the dreams of the long-time residents. Everyone has an agenda, and that can only lead to… a Fiasco.
Sean – Phillip Ward
Aaron – Gus West
Darth – Scylla Marsh
Chris – William Carter
Adam – Lewis Ward
While it is ideal that everyone gathering around the table knows how to play the game, many times it is up to the GM to not only run the game but educate players while they do so. In this episode Noah, Adam, and Chris explore best practices of how to show players an RPG system.
Areas of discussion: new players, new system, character sheets from hell, free rpg day, Origins, and Car Hitler
It was supposed to be the perfect getaway. A group of Miskatonic University students travel to a small island off the coast of Rhode Island to throw a weekend long beach party in celebration of Spring Break. Celebrations quickly turn to horror when the partiers discover they are not alone. Will the students overcome what they’ve uncovered, or will the dark forces hidden within the island turn this into nothing more than a bloody Slasher Flick?
Adam Noah Marden, Amber, Randy
Chris Andrew Anderson Ron Morris, Skyler, Nancy Woods
Daniel David Patterson, Ashley, Simon
A special thank to Jen for running this game for us. Please check Jen’s store Eclectic Eccentricities for handmade D20 and Dice Jewelry!